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Post, Rocky hope to profit from Obama editions — at some...

Call it the Newspaper Preservation Act of 2009. Act now, and you can shell out more than six times the cover price for a souvenir bundle of five inauguration-day copies of The Denver Post or Rocky Mountain News. That's right, if you call before -- well, before they run out -- the Denver Post Inauguration Keepsake Pack including FIVE Jan. 21, 2009, editions can be yours at the low, low -- I mean, horrendously inflated -- price of $15.50. That's for a set of five 50-cent newspapers, which would've cost ya a cool $2.50 at the 7-Eleven on Wednesday .

Wall Street poops in the inaugural punchbowl

I hate to bring this up, given all the good feelings today, but as Washington celebrates, Wall Street had a record Inauguration Day slide, led by fears that banks are in terrible shape and getting worse, CNBC reports.

The Obama inauguration by the numbers

Mashable.com counts up some record-shattering figures on the online activity generated by the Obama inauguration today.

UPDATED: Sens. Kennedy, Byrd collapse at inaugural luncheon

ABC News anchors are reporting on air they have confirmed rumors that Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy was taken from the inaugural luncheon after suffering convulsions and collapsing. Kennedy, 76, has been undergoing treatment for a malignant brain tumor. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, 91, also reportedly fell ill and was escorted from the luncheon.

It’s official: Obama is the 44th president of the United States...

Click the image to go to the new WhiteHouse.gov Web site and blog. The text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, as prepared for delivery, follows.

The Nation commemorates an historic inauguration

[caption id="attachment_19744" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="(Illustration/John Mavroudis for The Nation)"](Illustration/John Mavroudis for The Nation)[/caption]Throughout this extraordinary election, it often seemed as if history itself were campaigning alongside Barack Obama. The Nation notes the occasion in An Inauguration for the Ages.

Grover Norquist to take day off from drowning government in bathtub

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) founder Grover Norquist, dubbed the "field marshal of the Bush plan," will take Tuesday off to celebrate the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's inauguration and, incidentally, gird his tax-cutting loins against the incoming Obama administration, Politico's Ben Smith notes. Norquist, the preeminent "thumb-in-the-eye radical rightist," famously set the course for the modern Republican Party when he stated, "My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”

On Inaugural Day we’re one nation

Make your own Obamicon, inspired by Shepard Fairey's iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' poster, to celebrate the inauguration from the comfort of your own home.

LIVE: 2009 Inauguration coverage

President Barack Obama took the oath of office at 9:30 a.m. MST becoming the 44th President of the United States of America. Click below the fold to watch live coverage of the Inaugural Day festivities courtesy of C-SPAN.

Everything you wanted to know about the inauguration but were afraid...

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies offers up one of the most comprehensive Web sites on the presidential swearing-in and associated activities throughout Washington, DC. Check it out and stay tuned for live stream video of the complete 2009 inaugural at The Colorado Independent beginning at 9:30 a.m. MST.
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